Taxi clue in search for fight man

A MAN thought to have been involved in a fight in Brighton on Sunday which left a 22-year-old critically injured may have taken a taxi to Worthing, police believe.

Police are trying to trace a Brighton and Hove green and white taxi driver who may have picked up the suspect opposite a taxi rank and driven to Durrington or Lower Salvington between 5am and 6am.

The victim suffered a serious injury to his neck during a fight between a group of people in Castle Square, Brighton.

The suspect is a black man aged 22 to 26, who was wearing a dark hooded top and jeans at the time.

Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood said: “From our inquiries we believe the man travelled to Durrington or Lower Salvington in Worthing between 5am and 6am.

“We need to speak to the taxi driver who took him there. He may have vital information that could help us track the suspect down.

“If you were working in the early hours of Sunday and took a fare to Worthing, please contact us.”

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who was in Castle Square when the attack happened and who saw the incident or what happened in the minutes before or after it.

Anyone with information should email quoting Operation Bunker, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.